8-26-21 Classic Rock Update

Metallica’s “All Within My Hands” foundation has donated $50,000 to Direct Relief's Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. Direct Relief provides emergency assistance after natural disasters around the globe. In Haiti, the nonprofit humanitarian medical organization is working with a larger coalition of responders, and has begun shipping and equipping prescription drugs, IV solutions, medical backpacks, emergency health kits, and wound care items to responding hospitals in Haiti.

Gene Simmons has apologized to David Lee Roth for the comments he made in a resent Rolling Stone interview. He claims in an interview done with US Weekly that he is " so sorry and ashamed". How do you apologize for calling one of rocks best frontman a “bloated naked Elvis”, Gene called it “diarrhea of the mouth”.

In the History of Rock in 1967 – Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze" is released. Although it is now considered a Rock 'n' Roll classic, the single only reached #65 on the Billboard chart.

In 1970 – Electric Lady Studios, the brainchild of Jimi Hendrix opened up for recording. It was the first artist-owned recording studio, created with musicians in mind. Hendrix spent only ten weeks recording in Electric Lady before his death that year, but it quickly became a famed studio used by many top-selling recording artists from the 1970s onwards, including Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, and David Bowie.

And in 2003 – Rolling Stone Magazine named Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist in Rock history. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan also made the top 10.

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